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The Philippines and Its Defense Modernization Program: Confronting Persistent Challenges and Opening New Opportunities

In July 2020, the Department of National Defense announced the inevitable. Due to the adverse impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, it was forced...
PM Narendra Modi being conferred Saudi's highest civilian award

India Must Build Upon Its Recent Engagements in the Western Indian Ocean

India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar recently visited Bahrain, the UAE and Seychelles. Jaishankar’s visit comes as a part of India’s outreach to the...

What Is Protecting Cambodians From COVID-19?

The visit to Cambodia of Hungarian Foreign Minister Pieter Szijjártó at the start of this month did not go entirely as planned. Having tested...
Thailand anti-government protest

Cambodian and Thai Democrats Are Fighting the Same Battle

Supporters of democracy in Cambodia and Thailand are engaged in the same struggle to achieve free, just and modern societies. There are reasons to...
President Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa

On the Shoulders of Giants: Sri Lanka as a Bridge Between India and ASEAN

The Indo-Pacific is evolving to be the locus of global political, economic, and military events. It hosts two major economic powers, India, and ASEAN....
Deputy Secretary Biegun and Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Momen Address Reporters in Dhaka

Indo-Pacific Economic Cooperation: Delivering Prosperity in an Age of Uncertainty

The U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, Stephen Biegun during his visit to India (Oct. 12-14) made two important points with regard to the Free...
Pro-democracy protest in Democracy Monument in Thailand

How Far Will Free Expression Fall Under Thailand’s New Emergency Decree?

After whirlwind protests that saw thousands of people take to the streets of Bangkok on Tuesday, Oct. 14, the next morning saw the Royal...
Philippine Army officer parade

COVID-19 and the Modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines: Issues and Challenges

The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the importance of addressing non-traditional threats and has highlighted the role of the military in human security. For emerging...

On the Thai economy, Prayut Wants a Convenient Scapegoat

Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha blamed anti-government protesters for some of the country’s economic malaise on Monday, noting that in order for the...